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thinkpositive - Wednesday Dec 17, 2014
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


What is it about Mondays? The day of new beginnings, of making promises to myself , the day of great resolve. "Starting today I will not have any sweets. Starting today, I won't eat as many snacks. I will lose a pound this week - or if I'm feeling particularly strong, I'll lose two pounds this week . Ugh- I get sick of this , of making promises to myself & then having it all dissolve by about Wednesday. And then disappointed with myself for not following through. I know I'm not alone on this , that it is difficult to change bad habits. But I also know that it is doable. So , here it is Wednesday. No , not a complete wipeout but I am doing some soul searching & trying to figure out how I am going to stick with what I think is a decent plan. I don't want to give up, and I don't want to give in to excessive snacking and eating sweets that are bad for me.

Today- B- fruit smoothie, Lunch- at a restaurant-a Mediterranean salad, D- planned- salmon, green beans, , Snacks- nuts, orange

Exercise- 40 min walk

puddles on 12/17/2014:
Its a little bit like new years resolutions dont do it. If you can get off the sugar kick it will help a lot. It takes at least two weeks before you start feeling it but your craving will be fewer and fewer. Have a great evening.

SkinInTheGame on 12/17/2014:
I've wiped out everyday this week! But I believe in my reset button! Everyday you have the ability to "win the day".

Go out and win Thursday and if you blow it (like I may), push the reset button and win Friday!!

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thinkpositive - Saturday Dec 13, 2014
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


I've been absent but for no particular reason, just got out ofthe habit of posting.

The good news- exercise has been ok. I've been getting to the gym 2- times a week & using my treadmill once a week.

Nutrition /eating- Definitely could be better. Holiday events, eating out has not helped. I just can't have sweets in the house.

Basically I've been maintaining . No progress.

How to turn things around? I'm going to to re-start using the LoseIt ! app.It's easy to use and keeps me honest about calories. And I'll be better about posting here.

I was going to get more serious after Christmas, but what's the point of waiting!

puddles on 12/13/2014:
good to hear from you. Have a great day.

museumgirl on 12/13/2014:
Maintenance is important, too. And even if start now and take a few days off for Christmas, you will make more progress rather than quitting right now. Good luck!

SkinInTheGame on 12/14/2014:
Good for you - no harm/no foul!

Keep posting too - we are all in this together!

Good luck with your "restart"!!

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thinkpositive - Tuesday Nov 25, 2014
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Kind of a crazy eating day. B- oatmeal, L- cookie, salad D- turkey, acorn squash w/ butter & br sugar more salad Snacks- gluten free pretzels- a few handfuls, about 6 crackers- some fancy Whole Foods healthy type,

Exercie- 3 hours of yard work

I worked around the yard doing various jobs- some raking, wrapping up hoses , trimming along the walkway in preparation of snow tomorrow. Then for some reason I wasn't at all hungry so went out stopping at Whole Foods. Well, you know what they say about shopping on an empty stomach. Well I bought a bunch of snack foods- mostly crackers, cheese and a big salad.

biscottibody59 on 11/26/2014:
Hope the snow doesn't cramp your style for Thanksgiving!

Enjoy the day!

horn_of_plenty on 11/29/2014:
Oh yes someone needs to remind me again about shopping in an empty stomach too!!! :)

thinkpositive - Friday Nov 21, 2014
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


I have had a decent week but not seeing any huge results on the scale. I have to keep reminding myself that eating healthy & exercising is important & if I can stick with it I will see results.

I won't go back over the week. Thursday was the day that I lost it a bit. It started with a piece of zucchini bread & later 1 1/2 cookies along with some snack food & a couple glasses of wine. Just a reminder that I have to stay away from baked goods & processed foods.

Today- B- fruit smoothie, L- turkey & cheese Dinner- chicken, rice & broccoli Snacks- almonds, carrots, apple , cheese, glass of wine

Exercise- one hour walk, tibetan exercises

biscottibody59 on 11/22/2014:
You're staying with it pretty well. Keep going, and here's to a better week next week!

horn_of_plenty on 11/23/2014:
Yeah I have the problem where eating just one thing can cause me to have a downfall.

thinkpositive - Tuesday Nov 18, 2014
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Cold here but I guess it's cold in many parts of the country.

Today- B- oatmeal, L- edamame, almonds D- tilapia , asparagus Other- 2 servings of apple crisp ,wine, more almonds

I think it's good to write down my food because there it is in writing- strange selection of food & looked pretty good until the apple crisp started calling out to me.

Exercise- 1/2 hr walk + my tibetan exercies

museumgirl on 11/19/2014:
cold here, too :) I like writing down my food, too, then I known I am being honest with myself. Stay warm and have a great day.

biscottibody59 on 11/19/2014:
Hope the cold isn't too bad there--stay warm!

Maria7 on 11/20/2014:
It was quite chilly here this morning, too. Then warmed up some this afternoon. What is apple crisp?

thinkpositive on 11/22/2014:
It's a dessert , apples, oatmeal , brown sugar & butter- yummy but not exactly healthy!

thinkpositive - Monday Nov 17, 2014
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Too many meals out ! It makes it more difficult to plan, stay on track .

The weekend was a mix of eating - so the scale stays put. Well better than gaining but not where I would like to be.

Exercise over the weekend- Saturday was outsde work, gardening & stacking firwood- about 2 hours

Today's exercise - my hour abs & weights class.

Meals & food so far b-fruit smoothis, lunch salad with turkey, cheese & grapes , snacks- a couple of handfuls of chocolate chips, atkins bar, piece of cheese; dinner- at a friend's house

Raining & gloomy here. Hoping for a good week.

puddles on 11/17/2014:
Yes going out can be difficult that is why I have put those on the back burner until I get healthier. I still do an outing once in while but do not make a habit of it because it is too easy to fall off track. Have a great day.

museumgirl on 11/17/2014:
I agree. We had many meals out this weekend, and it is harder.I did manage to stay mostly on track by just eating waaaay less at restaurants, but we enjoy going out so much its hard to avoid :)

thinkpositive - Friday Nov 14, 2014
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


A nice day out with a friend including lunch. Somehow I don't seem to be making exercise a priority. If I don't go to the gym or exercise in the morning it just doesn't seem to happen. Today- B- fruit smoothie , L- salad with chicken, greens, eggplant, chick peas, D- leftover salad Snacks- 2 60 cal dove bars, 4 crackers, 2 w/ peanut butter, glass of wine

only exercise was 10 reps of Tibetan exercises. Better than nothing, I guess.

Have to make up for exercise this weekend.

museumgirl on 11/15/2014:
What are Tibetan exercises? Is it for relaxation?

thinkpositive on 11/15/2014:
Found the exercises in a weight loss book, there are 5 exercises- one includes spinning around (!) one other is a downward dog to upward dog, just giving them a try .

biscottibody59 on 11/15/2014:
Still looks pretty good--hope you can get in your exercise/activity!

thinkpositive - Wednesday Nov 12, 2014
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


A decent day. I think it might be the last day of warm weather. I did some outside chores which was my exercise for the day 1 1/2 hrs

B- fruit smoothie L- apple & peanut butter, D- chicken breast , broccoli, snacks- peanut butter bar, almonds, wine. pear. 60 cal dove bar

Have to stick to my plan if I'm going to see the scale budge.

museumgirl on 11/13/2014:
Good plan! Boy, do I miss wine some days..... :) especialy with a little piece of chocolate.... Your foods looks yummy!

biscottibody59 on 11/13/2014:
Food looks good--stay warm!

thinkpositive - Tuesday Nov 11, 2014
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Hi all.

I'm enjoying these days of 60 degree weather here in the Northeast. Today I golfed- it was glorious.

B- fruit smoothie, L- apple, soup, D- chicken, peas, wine Snacks- piece of coffee cake, cheese, piece of chocolate, pear, 60 calorie ice cream treat, yogurt

Hope you are all having a great week.

museumgirl on 11/12/2014:
Sounds like a great day. It is very cold here now!

puddles on 11/12/2014:
Good for you. I am looking forward to leaving for Winter to Myrtle Beach and get my golf clubs out again. I can hear them rattling in the trunk of my car. LOL Have a great day.

biscottibody59 on 11/12/2014:
Y'all stole my weather--haha!

(It's unnecessarily cold here in TX!)

nosetwitch on 11/12/2014:
Soup is good and fills you up. Great!

thinkpositive - Monday Nov 10, 2014
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Hi all,

The day started out better than it finished. B- fruit smoothie, L- apple, peanut butter , cheese D- a few shrimp, a few appetizers, apple dessert

snack- cupcake, wine

Exercise- 1 hr weights & abs at the gym, 2hrs of housework, 1/2 hr gardening

Not a well balanced eating day. Better planning for tomorrow!

puddles on 11/11/2014:
Keep at it. Have a great day.

museumgirl on 11/11/2014:
You did a lot of exercise, though!

biscottibody59 on 11/11/2014:
Lots of good activity there--hope you're doing well today!

OhioRaven on 11/11/2014:
After an hour at the gym I can't think of anything better than a cupcake and wine. Keep up the good work TP.

thinkpositive on 11/11/2014:
You made me laugh out loud!

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